Competent Christianity

By Lindsey Scholl, Trinity Classical School One day, author Dorothy L. Sayers received a letter from an admirer of her play, The Zeal of Thy House. Like almost all of her plays, this production had depicted supernatural creatures on stage: four archangels, each eleven-feet high and draped in gorgeous gold robes. The admirer asked if Sayers had selected the angel-actors “for the excellence of their … Continue reading Competent Christianity

The Five Foundations of Classical Christian Education

The Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS) has a helpful list of five foundations of classical Christian education.[1] In this post I give a brief commentary on how I understand the significance of each foundation for classical Christian education. Age Specific Learning The resurgence of classical Christian education is heavily indebted to a 1947 essay by Dorothy Sayers entitled “The Lost Tools of Learning.”[2] … Continue reading The Five Foundations of Classical Christian Education

How to Learn a Language

By Ian Mosley, Instructor of Latin, School of the Ozarks The old saying is true—“familiarity breeds contempt”—but that isn’t even half the problem. Familiarity also leads to comfort, and the human mind does odd things when it is comfortable. G. K. Chesterton wrote his wonderful book The Everlasting Man, he said, to re-present the Christian west as if examining an alien country, so that, the … Continue reading How to Learn a Language

Classical Roundup – Febuary 9th, 2018

The Classical Roundup is a group of worthwhile articles, videos, and podcasts that I have found helpful on our journey of exploring classical Christian education in the 21stcentury. Elementary Is Not Enough – How A Classical High School BEST Prepares Kids For College – Veteran Head of School Matt Skinner makes a convincing case for why the last four years before college are the most … Continue reading Classical Roundup – Febuary 9th, 2018